EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon lacrosse head coach Jen Larsen Beck has announced the signing of goalie Janelle Parker, who will be the eighth incoming freshman for next season. The 2014 class consists of six midfielders and two goalies. Three hail from the state of Maryland, two from Colorado and one each from Massachusetts, Oregon and California.
Janelle Parker, Goalie, Danvers, Mass., Danvers High School/The Williston Northampton School/Synergy Lacrosse Club
Parker was a four-year starter in goal in high school and won the team MVP award for three consecutive years at Danvers High School (2008-11). In addition, Parker won three Northeastern Conference (NEC) Championships while at Danvers and was a Salem News first team All-Star player during her tenure. She was NEC Most Valuable Player as both a sophomore and a junior. She also lettered in ice hockey and was a member of the National Honor Society in high school.
Anne Longtain, Midfield, West Linn, Ore., West Linn High School/Oregon Elite Lacrosse Club
Longtain was a Three Rivers Conference top-10 finisher in both draw controls and ground balls as a sophomore (2011) and junior (2012). She led West Linn to a third-place finish in the 2011 Oregon State Tournament and a runner-up finish in 2012 while earning second team All-League. In 2013, Longtain was a first team All-State selection, an All-American Honorable Mention pick as she led her team to the state championship.
Isabella Pyne, Midfield, Edgewater, Md., South River High School/Chesapeake Club Lacrosse
Bella led her school to its first state championship in 2010. A four-year letterwinner, Pyne earned second team All-Washington D.C. Metro honors, was a first team All-County Coaches pick and named second team All-County by the Capital for Anne Arundel County as a sophomore in 2011. During her junior year, Bella was named first team All-County in both Coaches and Capital categories and was an honorable mention All-Metro selection. In 2013, Pyne was named first team All-County and second team Washington Post All-Metro.
Rachel Steinberg, Midfield, Millersville, Md., Severn School/ Chesapeake Club Lacrosse
A four-year letterwinner and starter at Severn High School, Steinberg was an Under Armour All-American and Maximum Exposure All-Star. She led her team in ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers last season and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Kathryn Blumhardt, Midfield, Parker, Colo., Regis Jesuit High School/Team 180
Blumhardt was an honorable mention All-League selection as a freshman and led her team in draw controls and ground balls as a sophomore in 2011. A team captain her junior year, Kathryn received first team All-Conference Accolades after leading Regis Jesuit in ground balls and draw controls. Last spring she played on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes High School National Team and was a member of the National Honor Society. As a senior, Blumhardt was a first team All-State, first team All-League and an All-City selection as well as an Honorable Mention All-American pick. Additionally, she was an Academic All-American.
Becca Katzen, Goalie, Cockeysville, Md., Dulaney High School/SkyWalkers Lacrosse Club
Katzen joins the Oregon lacrosse program after splitting time with two other goalies at Dulaney. The Cockeysville, Md., native is a member of the National Science Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. In 2013, Katzen finished with a .590 save percentage.
Erin Schilmoeller, Midfield, Centennial, Colo., Regis Jesuit High School/Team 180
A four-year letterwinner, Erin earned first team U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American honors in 2012. The same year, she garnered second team All-League accolades, one season after being named first team All-League. Schilmoeller also picked up four varsity cross country letters at Regis Jesuit and is a member of the National Honor Society. In 2013, Schilmoeller was a second team All-League selection and was named Honorable Mention All-State. She was also an Academic All-American and a first team All-Academic selection in the state of Colorado, graduating magna cum laude.
Kiki Gibson, Midfield, Carlsbad, Calif., La Costa Canyon High School/West Coast Starz Lacrosse Club
A four-year letterwinner, Gibson was named a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American after leading her team to a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) San Diego Division I championship in 2012. Kiki received All-CIF (San Diego) honors as a freshman and sophomore and was a three-time All-Academic selection as well. In 2013, Gibson was a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American pick and first team All-CIF, first team All-League and first team All-Academic selection. She was a participant at the U.S. Lacrosse All-American Tournament in Orlando, Fla.